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iOS 5 Camera App: Lock screen Shortcut, Volume Shutter Button And Photo Editing

Improvements to the iOS Camera app are next up in the WWDC keynote, and chief to the improvements made to that app includes a lock screen shortcut to taking pictures and improved auto focus options.

A camera icon on the lockscreen will take you to the Camera app, ready to take a photo. If you have a passcode it will let you take photos but not view the photo album. What is even cooler is that pressing the volume up button now becomes a shutter button.

Within the Camera app, you can pinch to zoom and holding your finger on the screen will create an auto-focus and exposure lock around that area. Finally, you can now edit photos straight from the Camera app including the oft-used ‘Red-eye removal’ feature, crop photos and ‘Auto-Enhance’.

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